Using Social Media as an Effective Teaching Aid

Research Paper Title

Theory through Application: A Study in the Use of Social Media for Teaching.

Abstract

Despite the growing integration of social media in their personal and professional lives, many faculty remain uncertain about its application to the classroom.

One barrier for the adoption of social media as a learning tool is continued uncertainty about effective practices and successful use cases.

Anchored in a specific course implementation and informed by reflections of faculty, teaching assistants, student feedback, and relevant literature, this article offers recommendations for implementing social media as a learning tool.

The researchers highlight key principles of social media as guideposts for practitioners to determine if and how to incorporate social media in their classroom.

Document

Theory through Application, A Study in the Use of Social Media for Teaching (Gammon & McGranahan, 2015)

Reference

Gammon, M.A. & McGranahan, C. (2015) Theory through Application: A Study in the Use of Social Media for Teaching. Journal of Faculty Development. 29(2), pp.23-32.

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